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By Giles Murphy Finding and retaining those talented individuals is becoming more difficult. Not only must law firms contend with traditional rivals, but also with new entrants, such as the Big 4 accountancy firms. At the same time, firms are looking to shore up their businesses with increasing specialisation and geographic expansion. Mergers and acquisitions […]

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Approval of changes in Debt Arrangement Scheme in Scotland

By Rob Aberdein In August 2018 Rob Aberdein explained proposed changes to the Debt Arrangement Scheme (DAS) in Scotland. The legislation enacting those changes has now been approved by Parliament and the new regime will come into force on 29 October 2019.  The legislation and guidance can be viewed here.

ICO continues to undertake enforcement action under the Data Protection Act 1998

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Holman settles Exxon appeal for Brandywine

The 15-year saga of litigation ensuing from the Exxon Valdez oil spill has finally come to an end. A Holman Fenwick & Willan team, with counsel Christopher Butcher QC of 7 King’s Bench Walk, has successfully rebutted an appeal against its client, reinsurer Brandywine Re, by Equitas, exonerating it from liability for certain clean-up costs. […]

CC’s Americas head steps down nine months early

John Carroll, the managing partner of Clifford Chance‘s Americas practice, has announced that he is stepping down from the role nearly nine months before his term was due to expire. Carroll announced his decision (first revealed on www.thelawyer.com, 18 March) at a meeting in New York last Thursday (17 March), citing a desire to refocus […]

CC’s Americas head steps down nine months early

John Carroll, the managing partner of Clifford Chance‘s Americas practice, has announced that he is stepping down from the role nearly nine months before his term was due to expire. Carroll announced his decision (first revealed on www.thelawyer.com, 18 March) at a meeting in New York last Thursday (17 March), citing a desire to refocus […]

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